A view of the Cliff at Lyons village.

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David McWilliams  with director Lenny Abrahamson and Bono at the launch of McWilliams’ new book ‘Renaissance Nation’ in Dublin last night. Photograph: Dave Meehan

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Samhain Tours & Tales at Croke Park’s GAA Museum

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Matt Damon: we’re not too sure about the American actor’s questionable Irish accent in his new movie, The Great Wall. Photograph: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images

Urchin Beach-y new bar and small-plate seafood restaurant in the basement of the Cliff Townhouse on St Stephen’s Green. Making Oprah An excellent N(...)

A BlackBerry  Classic smartphone: company results are out on Friday.    Photograph: Pau Barrena/Bloomberg
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Chefs Edward Hayden, Garrett Byrne, Mark Gaffney and Cormac Rowe at the launch of Savour Kilkenny, which takes place on October 25th-29th. Photograph: Pat Moore

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